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Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)
A technique for intermittent catheterization without having to touch the catheter, which provides better hygiene.
Intermittent Self Catheterization (ISC) involves regularly draining the urinary bladder with a disposable catheter.
The user soaks the catheter in water for about 30 seconds in its own package, then he connects the catheter to a urine bag. To avoid touching the catheter he opens the catheter package with his teeth on the other side as well and pulls back the package so that the catheter tip comes out. The catheter package serves as protection and he can insert the catheter without touching it.
Catheter model: LoFric from Wellspect Healthcare
Not having to touch the catheter improves hygiene during intermittent catheterization.
Wellspect, wellspect.us (catheter), last checked June 2020.
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Mats lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is retired. He was injured in 1988 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance about 10 hours a day. Passed away.
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